Macbook CD 1.83 1GB

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  1. g7by08believeit macrumors member

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    How much has it depreciated?
    I've been planning on selling my MB(1.83 1GB CD) to replace with a 15" MBP, but now i'm thinking I might as well just keep this until it dies.

    <vent>I'm extremely happy Apple has switched to Intel - I was doubtful at first, but I definitely think it's a step in the right direction... the only regrets is the fact that an iBook is probably worth more than my Rev A MB now!</vent>

    How much would you say a CD MB 1.83 1GB (2 x 512) in great condition would go for?

    (sorry for not posting in marketplace - I don't have enough posts for that, yet)
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Doubtful...
     
  3. g7by08believeit thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, so a bit overboard... but you get my point.
    the mactel laptops don't hold their value half as well as the g4s do.
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i disagree. i think a 1.83 cd macbook in great condition could command near-refurb store prices, especially on ebay or craigslist. further, g4 laptops aren't selling for that much.
     
  5. liketom macrumors 601

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    i just bought my 1.83 core 2 macbook over a week ago , i intend to keep it for at least 6 months

    upgraded to 2gb ram and looking to put in 300gb hdd

    happy day's:cool:
     
  6. g7by08believeit thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, to show you what i'm talking about:

    12-inch 1.5 GHz powerbook 512 MB DDR333 SDRAM 80GB hdd
    64MB gpu
    original cost= 1,699
    right now = 1,199

    compared to the BY FAR more powerful

    MB C2D 2.0 GHz 1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM 80 GB hdd
    64MB vram
    iSight and capable of running windoze.
    original cost = 1,299
    right now = 999

    the computer that has (arguably) replaced the 12-inch powerbook costs 200 less than its less powerful, less compatible with the future predecessor that is now a full year older?

    so, my point stands that the g4s hold their value WAY better.

    to the original question - how much would one expect to get for a REV A MB?
     
  7. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Seems like if you go through ebay, they seem to pay refurb prices. I am in the same boat, have a CD 1.83 macbook waiting to upgrade to a newer MB Pro.

    Check for finished sales on ebay, they are around 800-1000 depending on applecare, ram and HD. The latest I plan on selling this is with 1 month of regular applecare on it, so the new owners can add the extended applecare if they choose to.

    Bring on the SR MBP with LED backlights.

    Kellen
     
  8. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    The difference between those two are $500 for the Powerbook and $300 for the Macbook. I'm no math wizard but the percentage of drop of the Macbook is less.

    I've not owned a Powerbook before, but I'm almost 100% sure that the Macbook will be more practical unless all you're doing is checking e-mail and web-surfing....yeah, the Macbook (compared to the Powerbook) is more efficient and powerful (and cheaper out-of-the-box). Besides, I could thing of quite a few ways to invest money to get a better return.

    But really, the comparison is apples and oranges.
     

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